West Suffolk Branch
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Adopting from the West Suffolk Branch



If you are interested in fostering, please complete our online short form which can be found here. 

If you wish to adopt, please read on -

COVID 19 Update  Information

If you are short listed as a potential match, you will be asked another series of questions. These are concerning your household and the restrictions on isolation on you and any family members so that when you visit the animal, we know that we are keeping everyone safe.

We always perform a home visit prior to adoption, and these will now all be virtual, so we will be asking for pictures and video footage. 

Adoption paperwork may be completed virtually, and signed forms will need to be received before the adoption can progress.

All adoption fees will either be paid by card prior to the animal being collected/delivered or can be made by bank transfer.

We thank you all for your patience. If you have any general questions regaridng adoption, please do not hesitate to contact us at rehoming@rspca-westsuffolk.org.uk

Adoption Applications

You can now complete our online form for any application. If you don't have access to a smart phone or a computer, you can give us a call.

Please note, we are unable to return any calls chasing applications. There are only a few staff and volunteers dealing with rehoming and as much as we really love to talk to all of you, we just don't have the capacity,  especially when we receive over 200 applications for one animal. Please accept our apologies in advance.

We would ask that you read through Rehoming a Rescue Animal prior to making your applications BUT PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COMPLETE THE PERFECT MATCH FORM. Our online form (above) is much easier to complete and your details can be stored more easily if you wish to be added to our waitlist.

 General Information

With all our adoptions, you will be provided with a welcome pack containing information about your new family member, details of the Insurance cover that is avaliable as well as some helpful numbers to call, should you have any questions after the adoption. 

The suggested adoption costs (there are individual circumstances when these may be increased and you be be advised at the beginning of the process if this applies) for our cats and dogs are  determined by their age (although it can sometimes be difficult to be exact) and are as follows:

Junior ,  0-12 months,  Adult,  1-8 years and Senior,  8+ years


If there are several members of your family who will be living with the dog, we need to involve them all in the process, including any existing resident dog. 

You will require direct access to a secure garden from your home and someone at home so your dog will not be left for more than 4 hours on a regular basis. However, each dog and adopter is an individual and we will be happy to talk to you about your own circumstances. You can find out more about caring for your dog here.

As the law now requires, all dogs are microchipped  prior to adoption and all adult dogs are also neutered. Neutering vouchers will be issued for puppies.

Our suggested donations for adoptions of a dog or puppy are 

Junior - £220,  Adult - £190, and Senior - £170


More information about caring for your cat can be found here.

All cats are microchipped prior to adoption. Adult cats are also neutered prior to adoption. Neutering vouchers will be issued for kittens.

Our suggested donations for adoptions of cats and kittens are

Junior - £100, Adult - £90, and  Senior - £80

Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

If you are interested in adopting a rabbit or guinea pig from the branch, then we encourage you to read the following information before making your application

Rabbit care

Guinea Pig care

The fees for adoption are as follows:

Rabbits £40 single, £75 bonded pair

Guinea £25 single, £45 bonded pair

Other (small furries like hamsters) £10





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